Common Name Kadamba
Botanical Name Neolamarckia cadamba
Local Name
Native/Non Native Native
Origin India
Location at Holy Family Church Between Church and ecozone

(These photographs are authentic captures from the Holy Family Church campus, portraying the scenic splendour of the place.)

Kadamba is a tall, robust, deciduous tree with a straight trunk. The crown is umbrella shaped and the branches are characteristically arranged in tiers.

The fragrant flowers look like Christmas decorations, the inflorescences globosely arranged in deep orange clusters. The fruits are a sombre orange in colour, with several small seeds. Bats love to feast on them, thus helping to disperse the seeds.

A postal stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department to commemorate this tree.

This tree is known to have pharmacological and biological properties. It can be used as an alternative to various synthetic chemical compounds in the prevention as well as the treatment of several incurable diseases. More than 100 years of research has been done to discover various phytochemicals and their implications.

In Hindu mythology, Kadam was the favourite tree of Krishna.

IMPORTANT: The information on this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference books. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Readers should always consult their physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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